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Lewis : indignus

indignus, indignus, a, um, adj., unworthy, undeserving (class.). Of persons. In gen., unworthy. Absol.: divitias quivis quamvis indignus, habere potest, Cic. Tusc. 5, 16, 46: indignissimi candidati, Liv. 4, 57, 11 al.

With abl.: te omni honore indignissimum judicat. Cic. Vatin. 16, 39; so id. Pis. 23, 54; Nep. Dat. 5, 5; Quint. 10, 1, 90; Curt. 4, 1, 10; Stat. Th. 11, 304 al.

With gen.: magnorum haud umquam indignus avorum, Verg. A. 12, 649.

With qui: iine indigni erant qui impetrarent? Cic. Rosc. Am. 41; so Plin. Ep. 7, 27, 15; Curt. 6, 4, 8: indignus quem mors tam saeva maneret, Juv. 4, 95 al.

( ε ) With ut: cum indigni, ut a vobis redimeremur, visi simus, Liv. 22, 59, 17.—( ζ ) With inf.: indigni ( = quos non decet) fraternum rumpere foedus, Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 35; Sil. 2, 111.

Esp., not deserving any thing, undeserving: Indignis si male dicitur, male dictum id esse duco, Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 27: ad calamitates hominum indignorum (sc. istis calamitatibus) sublevandas, undeservedly suffering, Cic. Tusc. 4, 20, 46: Pompeius morte, Quint. 3, 8, 57: cur eget indignus quisquam te divite, Hor. S. 2, 2, 103: indignus injuriā hac, Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 12.

Of inanim. and abstr. things. Unworthy, unbecoming, shameful, intolerable, severe, cruel, harsh: ne istuc nequiquam dixeris tam indignum dictum in me, Plaut. As. 3, 3, 108: nulla vox est audita populi R. majestate indigna, Caes. B. G. 7, 17: nihil, quod ipsis esset indignum, committebant, id. ib. 5, 35: lictoribus indignum in modum mulcatis, Liv. 29, 9, 6: indignis modis acceptus, Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 12: facinus, id. And. 1, 1, 118: exempla, id. Eun. 5, 5, 4: mors, Verg. A. 6, 163: aliquid pro indignissimo habere, Liv. 1, 40, 2: hoc uno sol quicquam non vidit indignius, Cic. Off. 2, 8, 28: studiis indignum ferre laborem, Juv. 7, 17: hiemes, severe, Verg. G. 2, 373: fortuna, id. A. 11, 108.

With the sup. in u: digna atque indigna relatu Vociferans, Verg. A. 9, 595; Liv. 34, 58, 4.—With inf.: fabula non indigna referri, Ov. A. A. 1, 681; id. M. 1, 508: indignum est a pari vinci, aut superiore: indignius ab inferiore, Cic. Quint. 31, 95: non indignum videtur, egregium facinus memorare, improper, Sall. J. 79, 1: nonne hoc indignissimum est? Cic. Rosc. Am. 3, 8; id. Div. in Caecil. 12, 38.—Absol.: indignum, as an exclamation, shame, Ov. M. 5, 37; Amm. 1, 6, 1; Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 22 al.

Undeserved: indigna pati, Liv. 31, 30, 3: indignamque necem pretium patietur amoris? Ov. M. 10, 627.—Advv.: indignē and indignĭter. Indigne. Unworthily, undeservedly, dishonorably, shamefully: indigne dotem quaerere, Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 21: meretricem deperit, id. Bacch. 3, 3, 66: aliquem injuria afficere, Ter. Phorm. 5, 1, 3: cervices in carcere frangebantur indignissime civium R., Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 57, § 147: interierunt, Caes. B. G. 7, 38, 8.

Indignantly: Macedones, eum sibi anteponi, indigne ferebant, took it ill, Nep. Eum. 1, 3: pati, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 12, § 31.

Indigniter: vixit bis decem annis nata, Epigr. in Anthol. Lat. T. 2, p. 176 Burm.